Bonjour!! Well time is of the essence and many of you are getting that BIG HAIR right and tight for Resurrection Sunday and all the festivities. Uhuhhh.. Well similar to last year’s Holiday Hair post, wanted to highlight some of our Hairspiration features over the past year that just may inspire your Baby Big Hair’s signature Sunday style, JEAH!! These are all relatively easy styles that you can pull off in the “11th hour”. Cuz let’s be honest, some of us live in the “11th hour”, LOL!! Let’s get to it, shall we?? Continue reading →
Bonjour!!! Have you ever found yourself needing to deep condition your BBH’s hair but doing so overnight not an option? Occasionally, actually more than not over the last year, we do. Especially when things are in high gear and our weekends are no longer open for full “hair days”. Continue reading →
Bonjour!! So, quick post here on a technique I tried last month during our Frotective Challenge (yes, the Frotective Challenge, are you sick of my FC posts yet? LOL!!). shortly before the Challenge, I cam across this very interesting vid posted by Naptural 85 (mega grown BIG HAIR) on achieving the best twist out EVER (VER..Ver…ver)!!! Let’s peep the tutorial shall we? Continue reading →
GET READY, GET READY, GET READY!!! WHEW!!! Independence Day is right around the corner and we are gearing up for a lovely day of Free BIG HAIR as well, National Afro Day!! We got some fierce mamas who have taken on our Frotective Challenge and we’re hoping you join us with your own BBH’s 4 day BIG HAIR journey!! Continue reading →
WOOT WOOT! Just 2 days away from our Frotective Challenge and were going strong with 30+ BBH’s oweee!! Many thanks to mommies who entered the contest (deadline was 6/30 to enter)! Well, last week we gave ya’ll some BIG HAIRspiration with our Defined Fros and Wash-n-Go’s post featuring info and tutorials from some of our favorite kids natural hair bloggers. If those aren’t your cup of tea, how about an “out” style from braids, twists, knots or coils!?! Check out these lovelies: Continue reading →
EEEK! Less than a week away from our Frotective Challenge beginning on National Afro Day, July 4th. With the weekend coming up, we wanted to help you explore some options to get you on that path to BIG HAIR gloreh (mm-hey)! We have compiled some pretty frotastic info from some of our favorite kids natural blogs. We’re talkin’ premium-quality-deluxe-like tutorials for the layman mama (or daddy, we dont discriminate). Don’t be intimated by BIG HAIR!!! If we can do it, YOU can do it!! Well alrighty, lets get to it lawd!
Defined BIG HAIR aka “Free Hair” (our personal favorite:)
This is the process of defining your curls or coils using a gel type product. There are great “curl defining” products out there. Kinky Curly‘s Curling Custard, Queen Helene‘s Curl Shaping Cream, Taliah Waajid‘s Curly Curl Cream or Curl Definer come to mind. Some people achieve great results using more cost effective products such as Ecostyler gel from your local Sally’s or drug store. With any gel type product you will need a good leave in conditioner to keep your hair moisturized. The key to “defining” is either raking (with your fingers), shingling (smoothing with hands or comb), or clumping (with a Denman style brush). Check out these frotastic posts (and fabulous BBH’s:)
Defined Curls (Queen Helene’s Product Review) by yours truly:)
“Freedom To Rock Natural Hair” By Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care
“Defining Short Natural Coils & Curls” By Beads, Braids and Beyond.
The following are EXCELLENT tutorials w/different curl defining application techniques you can use with any curl defining product or gel:
Kinky-Curly Application Video:
Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream Video Application:
Also, see this awesome HowTo-shingle11 chart from www.missjessies.com. Note, with the heat and all, you can practically air dry that defined BIG HAIR outside if you start early am (I send BBH off with Daddy to the playground – but be careful they may get crazy and come up with stuff like “The Bubble Park” when left unattended, LOL!). If you must use a blow dryer (cuz we’re all parents on the go), use a diffuser on low cool air. Anywho, once that BBH is all defined, here are a few helpful posts to “keeps it curly” for the duration of the Frotective Challenge:
“Rockin’ BIG HAIR: Protecting the Poof Update” by yours truly:)
“Maintaining Free Hair” by Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care
Wash and Go BIG HAIR
Is the thought of defining kids natural hair wearing you out (cuz it is work)?!? You can always try a “wash-n-go”, meaning you wash and condition that BIG HAIR and go with whatcha got! This too can yield great BIG HAIR results. Peep these great wash-n-go posts (and purdy babies may I add):
“Wash-n-Go with Bee Mine Curly Butter” by Untrained Hair Mom
“Wash-n-Go” via Miss A’s Updated Natural Hair Care Routine by Bead, Braids and Beyond.
Check out this tutorial on maintaing a “Wash-n-Go” for days by FoxyMochaCleopatra
ARE YOU PUMPED YET?!?! Again, the key to defining curls or wash-n-go’s is a good leave-in, gel type product and technique for desired definition. See our Hair Guide for a list of great products. Also note products mentioned within each post. If you have a leave’in, conditioner and/or gel that is working for your BBH, use them Hon! It’s all about the technique not the products. Whelp, whose going with defined BIG HAIR or a “Wash-n-Go” for the Frotective Challenge?? Be sure to holla at us in the BBH Frotective Challenge FB Group and enter by this Saturday, June 30th. Instructions are posted to the Group under “Files”. Stay with us as we give you more BIG Hairspirations for this frotastic challenge. Count down to National Afro Daaaaaaaaaaaay! Until then…
Last year I posted about how we maintain our defined curly fros for dayz! Well this is a simple update from that post (guide us lawd on those old post pics, smh). First and foremost, what is a defined fro? Well, it’s part process, part product (curl definer). The process is how you apply your curl defining product. Many ‘o products are out there, even more so now that the “natural” market has exploded. Fellow blogger Untrained Hair Mom is testing many well known curl definer type products via her “Wash-n-Go Series”. Some of our tried and true are Kinky-Curly’s (KC) Curling Custard, Queen Helene’s Curl Shaping Creme (review here) and Taliah Waajid’s Curl Sealer. We’ve worked with KC’s the longest and our official review is long over due and forth coming but for the sake of giving you an idea of what KC’s Knot Today Leave In Conditioner and Curling Custard can do, this… Continue reading →